a female child or person in relation to her parents.
any female descendant.
a person related as if by the ties binding daughter to parent: daughter of the church.
anything personified as female and considered with respect to its origin: The United States is the daughter of the 13 colonies.
Chemistry, Physics. an isotope formed by radioactive decay of another isotope.
Biology. pertaining to a cell or other structure arising from division or replication: daughter cell; daughter DNA.
- daugh·ter·less, adjective
- daugh·ter·like, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023
How to use daughter in a sentence
Toomey lives here with her husband, Mark, a managing director at Goldman Sachs, and their two daughters.How Taryn Toomey’s ‘The Class’ Became New York’s Latest Fitness Craze | Lizzie Crocker | January 9, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
Three on-the-record stories from a family: a mother and her daughters who came from Phoenix.I Tried to Warn You About Sleazy Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein in 2003 | Vicky Ward | January 7, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
I thought about the mother, her fear of the dark, of the harm she feared might come to her daughters.I Tried to Warn You About Sleazy Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein in 2003 | Vicky Ward | January 7, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
He talked about his love for his daughters, Taelor and Sydni, who were still very young at the time.Remembering ESPN’s Sly, Cocky, and Cool Anchor Stuart Scott | Stereo Williams | January 4, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
How many husbands, wives, sons, and daughters have we lost to a broken system?Dear Leelah, We Will Fight On For You: A Letter to a Dead Trans Teen | Parker Molloy | January 1, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
They are very urgent questions; our sons and daughters will have to begin to deal with them from the moment they leave college.The Salvaging Of Civilisation | H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
Following the boys, Baptiste entered by the kitchen door to encounter the mother and three daughters preparing the meal.The Homesteader | Oscar Micheaux
Rise up, ye rich women, and hear my voice: ye confident daughters, give ear to my speech.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version | Various
Lady Corbet had, besides four daughters, two sons then living: both in turns succeeded to the baronetcy.
And they shall bring thy sons in their arms, and carry thy daughters upon their shoulders.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version | Various
British Dictionary definitions for daughter
a female offspring; a girl or woman in relation to her parents
a female descendant
a female from a certain country, etc, or one closely connected with a certain environment, etc: a daughter of the church Related adjective: filial
(often capital) archaic a form of address for a girl or woman
biology denoting a cell or unicellular organism produced by the division of one of its own kind
physics (of a nuclide) formed from another nuclide by radioactive decay
- daughterhood, noun
- daughterless, adjective
- daughter-like, adjective
- daughterliness, noun
- daughterly, adjective
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012